Today’s Sign We Need the NHL Lockout to End

Prospect for the Detroit Red Wings, play­ing for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins was arrested for under­age drink­ing, dri­ving while over twice the legal limit and fal­si­fy­ing his identity.

All while wear­ing a pur­ple “Tinky Winky” cos­tume from the children’s show “The Teletubbies.”

A Detroit Red Wings prospect faces charges under Michigan’s tough “super drunk” des­ig­na­tion fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop dur­ing which police dis­cov­ered him clad in a Tele­tubby costume.

Accord­ing to a Grand Rapids police report obtained by MLive.com, Riley Shea­han twice reg­is­tered a blood alco­hol level of .30 per­cent when tested in jail after his arrest on Oct. 29.

Police say the 20-year-old Grand Rapids Griffins cen­ter from St. Catharines, Ontario, was wear­ing the cos­tume of a pur­ple Tele­tubby known as Tinky Winky dur­ing the stop.

The “super drunk” charge car­ries a penalty of 180 days in jail and pos­si­ble depor­ta­tion. Shea­han also faces a charge of pro­vid­ing false infor­ma­tion, as he was car­ry­ing the driver’s license of fel­low Wings prospect Bren­dan Smith when he was arrested.

Accord­ing to the police report, Shea­han told police he was using Smith’s license so he could get into bars. Smith, 23, was the Red Wings’ first-round pick in 2007.

The police report didn’t say how Shea­han got pos­ses­sion of Smith’s identification.

What is the over/under TMZ gets the mugshot for this by the end of the day?

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